Sarah Dessen is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels for teens, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews, and have sold millions of copies worldwide. She is the recipient of the 2017 Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association. Sarah lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, Jay, and their daughter, Sasha Clementine. Visit her online at sarahdessen.com.
7 Books To Read During Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Penguin Teen stands with SAAM. We’re committed to helping keep the conversation going all month long. We find that books can often help us talk about difficult topics – so here are 7 books to help you start a conversation. Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough After painter Artemisia … ContinuedSee More
Lessons Learned from 2017 Books
2017 was a wild ride filled with lots of laughs, tears, friends, family, and love, every day teaching us a valuable lesson. With 2018 just around the corner, we wanted to share with you all the lessons we’ve learned from our books from 2017. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green Aza never … ContinuedSee More
10 Books to Celebrate During Banned Books Week
Each fall, we celebrate the books that have been banned or challenged, and remember why it’s important to read banned books. These books have been challenged for a number of reasons, but each book has so much more to it than just the reason that it’s banned. Many banned books deal with real issues, and in … ContinuedSee More
12 YA Love Stories to Read If You Have Love, Simon Fever
Raise your hand if you’re completely obsessed with Love, Simon, the new teen romcom based on Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda! The story follows Simon, a not-so-openly gay teen trying to navigate high school, keep his friend group together, and e-flirt with a mysterious classmate named Blue. Whether you’re one of the … ContinuedSee More
11 Books You’d Actually Want to Get in a Yankee Swap
If you’re familiar with a Yankee Swap, you know that without the right group of people, it can be a disaster. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s a gift exchange in which participants draw numbers, which allows for the unwilling trading of gifts, which allows for the potential to receive something terrible. The easiest way to solve … ContinuedSee More
Let Reality TV Choose Your Next Read!
We know that there’s no shame in bingeing on some reality tv, no matter how trashy it may be. But why not channel your reality TV picks when it comes to lining up your TBR list? Read on for books paired with a few of our favorite shows! If you like Say Yes … ContinuedSee More
10 Books That Will Destroy Your Heart
As the incomparable Mara from Aaron Starmer’s explosive novel Spontaneous sagely said, “No one buying a book cares about metaphors and all that crap. All they want to do is cry.” We all have that book that we sobbed through, or books we return to when we’re in need of a good old fashioned feels … ContinuedSee More
Replace Your Family With Your Favorite Characters This Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is almost here! That means your favorite (and not-so-favorite) cousins, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, neighbors, grandparents, step-siblings, pets, mailmen, and more are going to be up in your business for at least 3 hours or more *shudders*. And while Thanksgiving is all about being grateful, you can still be grateful for your family while … ContinuedSee More
11 Books to Read, Swoon, Repeat All Month Long
This February, whether you’re gearing up for Valentine’s Day or ready to go hard on some Galentine’s Day festivities, we know one thing is for certain: it’s the absolute best time to grab your favorite romances for a re-read! To help you out with your love-filled TBR, we’re giving you 11 books to ensure that the … ContinuedSee More
Introducing Our Goodreads Choice Nominees for 2017!
It’s that time of year–the Goodreads Choice Awards are here! We have 8 amazing titles nominated, across three categories! We’re highlighting these incredible books, and reminding you to vote for your favorites! Read on for our list of titles and a link to vote! Best YA Fiction Once and for All by Sarah Dessen The … ContinuedSee More